A Shared Palette: Hemingway and Winslow Homer, Painters of the Gulf Stream
Argues that the influence of the painter on the author is broader and deeper than previously thought. Murphy explores the connection between images of blood and water in To Have and Have Not and Homer’s “The Gulf Stream” oil painting, as well as allusions to Homer’s seascape in Islands in the Stream and The Old Man and the Sea. These parallels, Murphy argues, reveal the artists’ shared dispositions toward fate and death.
Grimes, Larry and Bickford Sylvester, eds. Hemingway, Cuba, and the Cuban Works. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2013.